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    What is the price of a medical record?

     

    The most important things to take away from this analysis of the cost of medical charts on the dark web is that your focus must be on prevention all the time. 

    ·      Ask your business associates who their subcontractors are and what is their process to evaluate the security of the network for those businesses.

    ·      Educate your staff regularly on internet security in your office. That means more than once a year.

    ·      Change passwords for all your accounts when an administrative person leaves your employment. You may need to invest in a password management product to assist you in keeping up with all your passwords, but frequently changing your passwords is an essential protection.

     

    Related: 10 ways to improve patient data security

     

    ·      Make sure that all terminated employees also lose their access to your software and your website.

    ·      Investigate identity theft protection for your business and insurance to cover a data breach.

    ·      Enlist a trusted company to monitor your network and prevent breaches of your data.  That company should also be able to back up data and provide restoration services to get you back in business in the event of a data breach.

    Diligence in protecting your data is the best defense against data breaches, but you also need to protect your business against the errors of others that may have access to your data. Staff education can organize all of your employees into an army focused on defending the security of patient data in your practice.

    Carol Gibbons RN, BSN, NHA
    Carol Gibbons brings 30 years of nursing and management experience to CJ Consulting to assist healthcare businesses in revenue cycle ...

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